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Toast 11 Won't Open .disc Files

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I've been using Toast for years and now have 11 Titanium. I am attempting to open some .disc files CREATED BY AN EARLIER VERSION OF TOAST and I am being told it's an unsupported format. Please help.

 

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Steve

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That's strange. Are you using the Open command in the Toast File menu?

 

Thanks for your prompt reply. I have tried the Open command, dragging and dropping from Finder, right clicking and open with Toast. None work. In the same folder I have .toast files, which do work. I could do some sort of conversion .disc > .toast, but have not found any way to do that.

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I'm sorry but I don't have any old .disc files to test. Do you have an older version of Toast you can install? You can download older versions from Roxio's Software Updates page. Your Mac should remember earlier registration keys, but if it doesn't they should be listed on your registration page when you log into Roxio's support page.

 

A .disc file merely has the Toast project with links to any files that are included. A .toast file includes those files plus any encoding/processing. Therefore there is no way to convert a .disc to .toast without opening the .disc file within Toast. I have no other solution for your issue other than to run an older version of Toast. You can have multiple versions of Toast on your Mac at the same time. By the way, Toast 11.0.6 or earlier may work because Roxio rewrote Toast starting with 11.1.

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I'm sorry but I don't have any old .disc files to test. Do you have an older version of Toast you can install? You can download older versions from Roxio's Software Updates page. Your Mac should remember earlier registration keys, but if it doesn't they should be listed on your registration page when you log into Roxio's support page.

 

A .disc file merely has the Toast project with links to any files that are included. A .toast file includes those files plus any encoding/processing. Therefore there is no way to convert a .disc to .toast without opening the .disc file within Toast. I have no other solution for your issue other than to run an older version of Toast. You can have multiple versions of Toast on your Mac at the same time. By the way, Toast 11.0.6 or earlier may work because Roxio rewrote Toast starting with 11.1.

 

Thanks again. I tried it with Toast 9 and got the identical "unsupported format" error. I assume if I locate the physical disk with the .disc files and recreate the disk order within Toast 11, I should save the arrangement as a .toast file?

 

Steve

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I consider saving .disc as a short-term strategy for when you know I'm soon going to be going back to modify or burn the project. Saving as .toast creates an archive.

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I've been told by Corel (Roxio) that from 11 on, Toast will NOT open earlier files, nor will it even try to convert them. Toast 16 (current Mac version) won't even attempt to open older files. Essentially Corel told me all my projects (family discs) are all "lost" with no way to recover them because earlier versions of Toast will not run on the later versions of MacOS.

How stupid is a company that can't even convert older versions of its own software projects. Unbelievable. No warning, no notice, nothing.

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On 6/10/2018 at 10:25 PM, Monty Lee said:

I've been told by Corel (Roxio) that from 11 on, Toast will NOT open earlier files, nor will it even try to convert them. Toast 16 (current Mac version) won't even attempt to open older files. Essentially Corel told me all my projects (family discs) are all "lost" with no way to recover them because earlier versions of Toast will not run on the later versions of MacOS.

How stupid is a company that can't even convert older versions of its own software projects. Unbelievable. No warning, no notice, nothing.

Yep, pretty lame.  I have the same issue.

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I have used Toast Titanium 12.1 in the past, with no problem.But now with new Mac Software High Sierra it is not useful at all. I have transferred most of my Video files to DVD or CD and burned them. Now it is more difficult , this I stopped to use the Toast at all. If you convert the Disk files to USB and try to save them to new format, you might be able to recover some. 

Their customer service is bad, since Roxio sold them to Corel. You might have better luck with PC, but I have changed to iMac for 7 years, so I have not used them since 4/5 years.

Sorry I could not help. Thanks

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